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Semester at Sea: The Pros and Cons

Semester at Sea is arguably the most comprehensive study abroad program available to students today. The nonstop travel from country to country and constant exposure to new cultures is both daunting and exhilarating. Whether you’re already a seasoned traveler or have never ventured outside of the United States, this program is guaranteed to test your limits and leave you more competent and confident than you were before. That being said, the program certainly comes with its ups and downs, and I’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of Semester at Sea: (more…)

What to Read on Your Summer Adventure, By Trip Type

As you get ready for your summer adventure, one of the big questions is always how to pass time on a flight, train or bus ride. Often, what book to download (or purchase) is one of the last things we think of while packing.

Don’t worry, we have compiled the top reads for your upcoming adventure. Whether you’re into fiction or nonfiction, mystery, memoirs or beyond, we have books to appeal to bookworms, or casual beach readers (with links for easy purchase, of course). We’ve even organized the top reads by trip type, so whether your next trip is backpacking, a beach getaway, adventure travel, a road trip or study abroad experience, you can find inspiration here. (more…)

How to backpack Europe: Jetsetting on a Budget

Backpacking through Europe has its advantages: the ability to travel light, to travel to a number of different destinations, and most importantly, to travel on a budget. However inexpensive, traveling by train or bus can burn up a lot of your precious travel time. So, what if we told you how to backpack Europe by flying from Point A to Point B, saving hours of travel, and not spending a penny more while doing it? Well we’ve found a way. This summer, jetset to five European countries all for less than the price of one round-trip ticket. (more…)

Best Backpacking Trips – Top 6 Routes

Backpacking has become increasingly popular among young travelers, and for good reason. It gives you the freedom to visit a handful of countries in a short amount of time, it encourages light packing (say goodbye to lugging around that roller bag), and it’s sure to land you in some amazing places that you might not have seen otherwise. And on top of all that, backpacking is one of the most inexpensive ways to see the world. (more…)